Last couple of weeks, my blood pressure has been all over the place, getting higher than it has in a long time.
I have done nothing differently. Same exercise, same food. Continuing to lose weight.
This morning, I had some blurred vision. Not good. Went to the doctor. Here is what has happened:
-BP is borderline high. Back on the 80mg Diovan daily for now and we'll see what happens.
-EKG was slightly abnormal, consistent with somebody who had heart trouble in the past. The doctor said there was nothing acute, however.
-I am being scheduled for a stress test and an echocardiogram to check for any problems.
It is disappointing to be back on a prescription drug after being so happy and excited to get off it. But the bottom line is this: if I need it, I need it. I would rather take the pill and be healthy than not. If it's not time for me to stop taking it, it's not time.
As for my heart, the truth will be what it will be. I abused my body for many years by being very overweight. I won't be surprised if those actions have consequences, no matter how hard I try to reverse them.
For now, onward and upward! The doctor told me I could continue to work out, so the gym awaits tomorrow....